Blackouts expected in Soweto

Johannesburg - A number of power cuts are expected in Soweto in the coming weeks due to maintenance on Eskom infrastructure, the power utility said on Friday.

The outages would take place on Tuesday from 09:15 to 23:00, on Wednesday from 09:30 to 23:00, and on Thursday from 09:15 to 23:00, Gauteng spokesperson Lerato Nkosi said in a statement.

The following Monday and Tuesday electricity would be disrupted from 09:15 to 23:00.

"Eskom apologises for the inconvenience caused, and further requests customers not to report this particular fault to the contact centre," she said.